Elden Ring: A Night in the Lands Between is an official concert based on the game’s soundtrack – but it’s unexpectedly a jazz gig.
As reported by Eurogamer, the concert will put a new spin on the Elden Ring soundtrack as jazz legends Kenny Garrett and Takuya Kuroda take to the stage. The show will include “recognisable melodies from the game’s soundtrack… performed live in Jazz format – with improvisation”.
It is, of course, an unusual turn to take for such an orchestra-focused soundtrack, something the two jazz musicians acknowedge in a trailer for the event. “The music of Elden Ring, to me it’s huge sounding. Like, the melodies are huge, the orchestra is huge, and it’s dark. Different, you know, it’s not happy music,” said Kuroda.
“It’s something different,” added Garrett. “I mean Elden Ring is going to be something different than I have done before. And you know, what I learned from my mentor Miles Davis is, really, that’s how you become a better musician. I’m up for the challenge.”
Kuroda draws a comparison between the interactivity of gaming, and the improvisation of jazz, citing the spontaneity of both: “No one can expect what’s going to happen. That’s what those things have in common, the game and the music. That’s why I think jazz is a good platform to do it.”
Those looking to attend the event, taking place at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles, can pick up various tickets. The Elden Lord tier costs $200 and comes with event admission, a dinner, an exclusive t-shirt, commemorative ticket, poster, digital soundtrack, and VIP seats.
The $125 Demigod tier comes with admission, the t-shirt, poster, and soundtrack, while the $75 Tarnished option comes with just admission to the concert. A Night in the Lands Between will also be streamed live with the “Furled Finger” ticket costing $25 just to access the stream, while a $50 Host of Fingers tier also comes with the commemorative ticket and soundtrack.
A video-on-demand will also be available at $15, but both it and the live stream can only be bought from within the U.S.
This won’t be the first unique spin on Elden Ring’s orchestral soundtrack, as composer Alex Moukala previously recreated its main theme in 15 different styles, from Spanish guitar to trap and traditional Japanese. Also (sort of) in the Elden Ring music world, a streamer managed to defeat its toughest boss, Malenia, Blade of Miquella, using a dance mat and at level one.
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Released back in February, Elden Ring has continued to capture the imagination of its players, as proven by the number of adaptations being released. FromSoftware’s latest has received an official manga (that’s a comedy, weirdly), and just last month an official board game was announced.
In our 10/10 review of the game, IGN said: “Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”
To make those choices with the best available information, check out our guide that features everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.
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